Regelbau 648 discovered near Audierne

In September the remains of a 648 for Czech Einschartenturm were discovered in the Panzerstützpunkt at Lézongar, near Audierne, France. The Czech-gone-German cupola type 817P5 was already partly cut up, but the original three Czech embrasures can still be seen. Only three intact 648 exist, all of them located in the Festung Saint-Nazaire, so this is […]

Posted on October 8, 2012 at 12:29 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Cupola 24P8 restored and on display

In June we posted about two ‘Kleinstglocken’ 24P8 found in the south of France. One of them was obtained by the Association de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine Historique Militaire in Le Wantzenau, near Strasbourg. And what they did was fantastic. They’ve meticulously renovated this turret to a mint condition and put it on display outside their museum, on […]

Posted on December 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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B-Werk Irrel

Posted on November 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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It’s raining.. cupolas

Yesterday was a good day for Panzerteil enthusiastics. First there was the news about the dug up 90P9. But the major news were the three M19 turrets and one turret for a howitzer found on Cazaux military airbase in southwest France! Yes I said four. One turret is a very rare 73P9 ‘für leichte Haubitze […]

Posted on June 12, 2011 at 1:59 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · One Comment
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Kleinstglocke 90P9 found!

The Channel Islands are still full of surprises. This week a a 6 t. observation cupola was uncovered in Wn Spitzpunkt at Grande Havre. To me it looks like the Kleinstglocke type 90P9 was installed in some sort of small bunker. On Alderney and Jersey the same type of turret was installed in Vf bunkers. […]

Posted on June 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Cité d’Aleth

Cité d’Aleth, originally uploaded by Artz!.

Posted on May 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm by Arthur van Beveren · Permalink · Leave a comment
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